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“Unexpectedly great!”

Daniell Cheetah Project
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Kirkwood
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Owner description: Daniell Cheetah Project offers you the unique opportunity to experience cheetahs from several age groups up close while they are relaxing, playing or being fed.
Reviewed November 14, 2013

Although we called too late to be able to walk with the cheetahs, we decided to drive up to Daniell's anyway to get a tour. We were the only ones there, so it became a private tour. We could pet the servals and our guide took her time to tell us all about them. She let us pet a tame cheetah as well, which was a great experience. The people here truly show their love for their animals. It's worth the drive!

Thank Anne v
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

We walked with cheetahs twice... we would have done it more times, but we didn't have time.
Jaco was kind and very nice with us. He and his female partner made our experience be very nice. The cats are tamed and wonderful.
I'm sure it could help people to understand that you don't need to be afraid of big cats, but just respectful.

Thank TRAVEL2FEEL
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

This place is really great for a day out.
Price is good and not too expensive.
You can have a really close encounter with cheetah’s
You can view and learn a lot over.
Rooikat
Serval cat (we played in the cage with young serval cats …..great fun)
Leopard
Cheetah
Lions
Wild cats
Guide extremely friendly and kind.

Thank Johanpaul
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

Unfortunately it was about to close when we got there, however we were shown round and given an opportunity to go in the enclosure with a cheetah. The cheetah was on heat so we weren't able to pet her but could stand close by. They do a good job! All the animals are well cared for and the guy who took us around obviously had a really good relationship with them.

Thank kckm
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

I visited the centre as part of an expedition group, what we saw was not at all what we expected. The place was purely tourism based and we were shocked at what we saw. There was a Cheetah which the centre had hand-reared from a cub, where it could have been released into the wild. They had reared this Cheetah so that it could be stroked and admired by tourists. When we visited it it seemed agitated and unhappy, the enclosure it was kept in was very small, the Cheetah had no freedom or opportunity to use natural instinct. There was also two other cheetahs which had been trained to walk on leads for public benefit again (ie. tourism)
Also there were other animals which had been born at the centre and again kept for tourism purposes.
Admittedly there was some good being done in the sense that we were told the lions they had had been rescued from being used for con hunting, and they said that they would be released again to a game reserve or national park.
However as a group we found it particularly saddening and were quite emotional about the state we saw these animals, especially the cheetahs.
Definitely would not recommend visiting here, especially if like me you are a keen conservationist.

7  Thank Emma_Studdy
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